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Posted 28 October 2008 - 10:00 AM
Congrats Anne and welcome Lauren!
Though 5.76kgs? It can't be surely? Wow!
Posted 28 October 2008 - 10:08 AM
Congratulations Anne wonderful news!!
5.6 kg - is that right? Thats a little bit big!!
Posted 28 October 2008 - 10:18 AM
Well I feel a bit strange posting already in this thread given how early I am but I had a dating scan this morning which showed a healthy hb so at this stage I will be assuming Jellybean is fine and look forward to the next 7 and a half months! Because JB was so small it was hard to get an accurate estimate of its gestation so at this stage I'm sticking with 6 weeks but I suspect it may even be 7 weeks given that I'm pretty sure I o'd early.
Posted 28 October 2008 - 11:01 AM
Congrats Tanya, very exciting news! H&H 7.5months for you
Posted 28 October 2008 - 11:16 AM
Congratulations Tanya - that's great news! Your EDD is the same as the EDD that my ob finally settled on for Alice (but she arrived 2 weeks earlier).
Posted 28 October 2008 - 12:16 PM
Deanne - I expect this one will be about 2 wks early as I was with the other 2 (my back cannot cope any longer and by then I've usually dilated quite well anyway) so I expect, all going well, to have it around the 9th, which ironically is when my DS2 was due, so there will be only about 2 weeks between birthdays it certainly wasn't planned that way!!
Posted 28 October 2008 - 01:30 PM
Deanne - No wonder the hospital are giving you so much support - pity they didn't do things right the first time!! I'll be thinking of you and hoping your dad improves. Are you planning on going back to Tasmania?
Tanya - Congratulations.
Shelly - DH's are very thoughtful aren't they!
Canberra - ite - is that $200 on top of the normal charge? All my normal scans cost about $165 anyway.
Okay here are some pics of my gorgeous man (if I worked out how to post the link..)
Posted 28 October 2008 - 02:09 PM
Awww Peta - James is just gorgeous, and he has the cutest little chin congratulations!
Deanne - meant to mention in my last post, hope your dad recovers quickly, what a stuff-up from the hospital, great that they're admitting it though, usually they don't through fear of being sued. And how is Alice going? Has she given you any sleep? Poor thing, you've got a lot to contend with right now... hope it all improves for you very soon
Posted 28 October 2008 - 02:16 PM
Bundles offer different packages - there is nothing diagnostic about the scan its just for entertainment (if that makes any sense LOL)
Their pricing is on the website but it starts from $150
I thought about it - and definately would have had one done with Maddy but this time I figured the money would be best saved towards my Mat Leave (I learnt that lesson the hard way last time - plus my indulgence this pregnancy (since we have everything) was a brand new Ergo carrier )
Posted 28 October 2008 - 02:52 PM
Thanks Canberra - ite and Shelly1.
I didn't get to have one with my DD, and I would like to take her to see her new sibling properly
Posted 28 October 2008 - 09:10 PM
Just quickly because I am meant to be printing out photos for a scrapbooking morning tomorrow. I am trying to become addicted to scrapbooking but am having trouble finding the time!
Peta: James is just gorgeous! (And now I am clucky again ) Thanks for your good wishes re Dad. I am not going back to Tasmania yet - unless something happens. We decided tonight that we will go back for Christmas. Just need to see if DH can get leave. If not then I'll probably go down for a while with the girls then Rob will joinus for the Christmas public holidays. I hope that he can get the leave because it will be the first time in years that we have been able to spend a number of days with each family. (DH's famliy are down there also).
trixmama: Thank you for your good wishes also. Alice's day time sleeping still isn't great although I have hardly been at home during the day lately so the poor kid probably hasn't had a chance! Her night time sleeping had turned to poo as well. It went from 8 hours per night to 2 hourly then back to 4 hourly. Last night I fed her at 10:00pm and she woke at 3:30pm so that is an improvement! I saw the GP again yesterday and he has given me a referral to QE2. He said to start the ball rolling because these things take time but if things improved before I got there I could always cancel. I feel a bit guilty because it isn't stressing me out quite as much as when Erin wasn't sleeping as a baby (which we fixed in a couple of days without QE2). It is just frustrating. I am coping quite well but I would like it fixed. Also, Alice isn't screaming constantly - she just isn't always sleeping as much as I would like her to. If I am lucky, I will get two sleep cycles out of her and she isn't necessarily happy when she is awake. She's not screaming, just not always happy.
My DH is going to USA soon for two weeks! I am not sure how I am going to cope! And during those two weeks, Erin has multiple ballet rehearsals (which I am supposedly helping out with - I get to look after the preschoolers and entertain them. So glad I wasn't put on hair/makeup duty!), ballet photos, a school concert, the Hi 5 concert and various other things as well as the regular swimming and ballet lessons and childcare and preschool! I hope Alice sorts her sleeping out before then! Then DH said "Oh, I was nominated for a course in Sydney the day after I return but I decided not to go" to which I responded that he was a very clever man.
Anyway, these photos aren't printing themselves out - gotta go!
Take care all,
PS I am still up for a get together at my house. Anyone interested? Some time after 22 Nov would be good because Erin's ballet concert will be out of the way by then and DH will be well and truly back. Also, a day that isn't a Friday would probably be better because then I will only have one daughter at home.
Posted 29 October 2008 - 09:09 AM
Slack poster alert
Just wanted to pop in here and say . Congratulations Anne on the birth of Lauren - surely that size can't be right otherwise you'd be one very sore woman! Hopefully everything went just as you planned
Canberra-ite - the scan image is beautiful. I'm contemplating getting one done too. This will be my last and I think that would be a beautiful keep sake. Will have to see if the $$ stretches. Sounds like you have enough clothes to open a shop don't envy all that washing though.
darnie - at trying to become addicted to scrapbooking... if you want some addictions then my ironing pile would be a good place to start. That is terrific that you are getting a bit longer with Alice at night... that is the one thing I'm not looking forward to.
Trixmama - congratulations on your scan (and heartbeat) how exciting for you. All the best for the next 34 weeks... I'm sure it is going to fly by. Its strange to see due dates in June (nearly July) its scary how quickly things go.
As for me... I'm thinking about starting to decorate the kids and nursery rooms soon. I have 8 weeks worth of work left and then only a month before this bub arrives so in reality (for a procrastinator) that will fly by. Its hard to find a theme I like for my older two... I mean Ethan will be 3 and Gretel 2... I'd love something a little girly but DH will not go for that with Ethan and Gretel sharing the room. As for the nursery... well it is currently pink which will be great if I'm having a girl however I have no clue.
Well I better get back to it. I don't work thursday (well not really) and Friday and am taking MOnday off... so bring on my 6 day weekend
Posted 29 October 2008 - 09:53 AM
Another slack poster here .
Anne - Congratulations again, I bow down to you managing a natural birth with such a big babe.
Deanne - I am so sorry to hear about your Dad, wishing him the best of luck for a speedy recovery.
Trixmama - congrats on your BFP and here's to a nice boring 34 or so weeks ahead.
Canberra-ite - your scan is gorgeous! I must admit the only reason we haven't had a 3d scan this time is because I already feel guilty about all the extras we have for this baby compared to our other four.
Everyone else - I am sorry but I am terrible with keeping up with this thread but am hoping you are all well.
Well we are officially "safe" to have our homebirth now (ie. have reached 37wks) and to say I am little impatient is a huge understatement. I have been trying to be positive about all the pre-labour I have been having as i do know it will help for a shorter labour in the long run, but it is so frustrating!
I think being super organised is actually a really bad thing especially when it means I have nothing to do but wait. I have scrubbed, reorganised and baked until there is no more to do and still am anxious to find more jobs for myself...I may even stoop to mowing the grass LOL.
Anyway enough whinging from me. Belly rubs to all,
Posted 30 October 2008 - 06:46 AM
Bernadette: Thats great that you can have your home birth for sure, i cant wait to read about it when it happens!
Anne: Good on you! It must feel great to have gotten the birth you wanted. Was your other baby big, were you expecting Lauren to be so big? Cant wait till we hear from you.
Well its good to see that the group is getting more pregnant mums due next year!
I think i'm going to be another Deanne, cant see myself leaving anytime soon, and Max was my last baby! Wel Jack got over his gasto bug on monday, wehad a god day tuesday and then early wednesday morning Blake woke up vomiting! And then me!! Blake seemed to be fine after a few hours but i was awful allday and found it really hard, I couldnt eat a thing and i tried to drink but i know i didnt drink enough it was just to hard, so i had no energy at all and then every time i breastfed Max i could feel even more energy draining out of me
I mananged to have a lot of naps when Max did and the boys were great, must have known that mum really was sick!
Today i have had breakfast and feel fine, both boys are at school today so ihave a few hours to myself which will be lovely!
Hope everyone else is going great! Who was due in Novemeber?
Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:58 PM
Got James weighed today he has put on 900 gms in two weeks, apparently they like to see them put on 300 gms in that time period... Looks like I have a little piggy.
Hope everyone is going well, when is the next baby due?
Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:23 PM
Hey everyone - go James with the weight gain! Wish my kids would gain weight like that, but mine stay small for ages. Upside is they don't grow out of clothes quickly LOL.
Have a 3D/4D scan on Saturday - was very cool. Found out we're expecting our fourth little girl - some of us specialise She's absolutely gorgeous, so I'm getting pretty excited to meet her
Posted 03 November 2008 - 08:06 PM
puzzlepieces Congrats on another girl! Yep some of us do seem to specialise in the one sex!! I do like having all the one sex, makes things easy and im used to boys now, like im sure you are used to girls!
Peta Max is a bit of a piggy aswell. Had him weighed last thursday and he had put on 500 grams since birth (2wks 2 days)! The MACH nurse was happy though and said at least they didnt have to worry about feeding issues with him! How are things going? Is he your first? just realised i have no idea if you have others or not!!
Deanne You've been quote lately hope everything is okay!
Eileen Also havent seen much from you for ages! How is your pregnancy going?
Bernadette or MichelleI'm thinking that if my memory is right! (and thats a big ask!!) then one of you must be due next??
A big HELLO to all! No news here, except DH stupidly hurt his arm yesterday when he came off his bike mountain biking! He went to hospital today thinking it was broken and i was a bit worried for awhile (he is a painter so he kinda needs both arms to work ) thinking that our baby bonus would be all gone coz he'd e off work for weeks! But all good, just severe muscle damage (well i guess thats not 100% great!!) and only 3 days off work! Phew!
Oh i had the boys hands done in plaster today by twinkle toes. www.twinkletoes.com.au They look great! I am getting one hand from each boy painted silver in the blue frame with a photo on the side! Im so excited. DH would flip if he knew how much it cost but its something i really really wanted so its my little treat for myself! Should be ready in about 2-3 wks! So excited!
Posted 03 November 2008 - 09:43 PM
Just popping in quickly to say...
My Dad walked today!!!! TWICE!!!!Both were pretty long walks for someone who had only just managed to walk about 2 metres by this time yesterday. The nurse helped him the first time, and Mum helped him for the second walk but neither of them had to take much of his weight. I am so happy that I could I hope this gives him the confidence and encouragement that he needs to keep going! Maybe he will get his left arm moving after all!
Love to all,
PS We took Alice for her first swim on Saturday. So cute and didn't Erin think that she was hot, showing Alice how things are done in the pool!
PPS Leonie: Thanks for your thoughts I'm just busy - catnapping daughter (not saying anything to jinx myself but I think things might be slowly getting better maybe); stuff to be done; DH going away for 2 weeks which I am stressing about; Erin's ballet performance and 1000 rehearsals coming up. It's just go go go and I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all. Just needed to withdraw from society for a couple of days and now I'm ok!
EDITED: To fix typos and formatting.
Edited by darnie, 04 November 2008 - 07:07 AM.
Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:07 AM
puzzlepieces - congrats on your little girl.
Leonie - James is my third, however the other two are teenagers so I have forgotten everything and feel like this is my first. Yay to Max also being a piggy, maybe it is the boys. Hope DH recovers soon so he can earn enough money to pay for your twinkle toys...
Deanne - Glad to hear about your dad. Where do you take the girls swimming?
Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:29 AM
Deanne- that is fantastic news about your Dad. Must be such a relief! You sound extremely busy.. I hope you are getting some much needed rest in there as well.
Leonie- Thats is no good about hubby. They seem to do some silly things don't they. I hope he isn't driving you crazy having to look after him. Those hand moulds sound gorgeous. That is something I would like to do down the track to. They are expensive but last a lifetime.
Puzzlepieces- congrats on your scan results of another girl. Everyone tells me that having the same sex is great.
Sot- go James. Sounds like he is doing well.
Me- I am getting heaps of braxton hicks which I don't remember getting with the boys. Apart from that I feel pretty good and am now getting organised for bubs arrival. 5 1/2 wks to go. Hayden is turning 3 next week so I am busy organising his party. Can't believe how fast the weeks are going.
Hi to everyone else. Enjoy the public holiday!!
Posted 04 November 2008 - 02:18 PM
Big slacker reporting in.
I am jealous of these babies that are putting on so much weight. Angus only put on 200 grams in the first couple of weeks and is still tiny. I am getting him weighed tomorrow to check to make sure he is still gaining. I had an oversupply issue so had to sort that out.
Deanne - that is such fantastic news about your dad.
Eileen - I love your new sig
Puzzle - great news on another little girl, you do specialise in those girls don't you.
Bernadette - you must be next. How are the plans for the homebirth coming along?
Nothing much else to report here other then frustration with a non-sleeping baby in the evenings. He doesn't want to go to sleep until late at night and it is annoying.
Posted 04 November 2008 - 05:25 PM
OK. I'm gonna stop being such a slack tart and get a couple of personals done
if you want some addictions then my ironing pile would be a good place to start.I really should be getting addicted to my own ironing pile but that will never happen! How awesome is a 6 day weekend???
Bernadette: Thank you for your good wishes re Dad. Well done on making it to 37 weeks! Great that you are now able to have your home birth. I can't believe that your baby is about to arrive. It seems like only yesterday that you announced your pregnancy!
I think i'm going to be another Deanne, cant see myself leaving anytime soon, and Max was my last baby!We need a Canberra Mother's Group thread that we can all migrate to. Hope Max is going well and that you are feeling better. Also hope hubby is better - poor thing. Lucky it wasn't broken!
puzzlepieces: Congratulations on your baby girl! I think that if we were to have more children, we'd probably get girls. DH's family tends to only produce girls. The family name for his branch of the family tree is currently fully dependent upon upon one 8 year old boy! Let's hope he grows up to become a producer of boys! I quite like the thought of lots of sisters I am looking forward to my girls growing up and sharing that special sister bond (well, I hope they do)
James is my third, however the other two are teenagers so I have forgotten everything and feel like this is my first.If it is any consolation, I forgot most things in the four years between Erin & Alice. The problem is that the MACH nurses expect you to remember it. Also, too, even in 4 years I have noticed that accepted procedure changes, so even if you do remember, it's probably not done that way anymore anyway! They do it just to keep us on our toes, I'm sure! Thanks for the good wishes re Dad. Erin has swimming lessons at CISAC and Alice will in the new year. They start them at around 6 months, although Erin was 5 months minus one week just because that's how the terms worked out. Alice will be about 8 months. Some people prefer Kings - the big teaching pool at MacGregor. Our reasons for going to CISAC are: 1. Kings wasn't available when we started Erin at swimming lessons, so we went to CISAC and have just stayed there; and 2. Kings is purely a teaching pool, so there is no play area. We like to let Erin have a swim around before/after her lesson and we would probably be too lazy to remember to take her to a lesson at Kings and a play somewhere else. I have liked what I've heard about Kings, but am currently also happy with CISAC. We are trying to get Alice used to the water before she starts lessons in Jan-Feb. It is working - she is very comfortable with water on her face and loves kicking around in the bath. We haven't fully submerged her yet because she was tired and grumpy towards the end of her swim on Saturday and we didn't want to make submerging a bad experience for her. We may try again this Saturday. Neither DH nor I can really swim so swimming lessons are important to us and basically not negotiable at least until they can swim properly. Gee that was a big ramble - sorry!
Eileen: Yes, all of a sudden, life just got busy! DH leaves tomorrow for USA so I am planning to have lots of early nights in his absence. There'll be no adult here to talk to anyway, and I am probably going to need early nights! I can't believe that you, too, aren't far off giving birth! Where did the time go?! Yes, we are thrilled about Dad. It will be so good for his confidence.
Lara: Hi! I've been thinking about you! Hope it is all ok. I doin't think Erin really averaged much more than Angus when she was little - she had a couple of weeks where she put on heaps but most were about the same as Angus. Hope the oversupply issue has been sorted out. Did you get my PM? I really hope my Dad improves enough to come home soon because his recovery will be much quicker at home than in hospital, I'm sure.
We went to Bredbo today to the Christmas Shop. A lovely drive, and we had fun. DH has started cleaning out our Walk-In-Robe which I have been meaning to do for ages. He needed to find stuff for his USA trip, so I think I am going to finish the cleaning off sometime when I get a chance. I am feeling overwhelmed by the clutter in my house and the weeds in my garden, but I guess there's only so much that we can do. I had all of these goals for while I was on mat leave, but haven't actually accomplished any yet! Oh well! It's now 3 months until I return to work! I am trying not to think of it because I am loving my current lifestyle too much!
Hmmmm. Erin has just hurled something across the family room, stormed up to her bedroom, shut the door and hidden herself under her doona. Not sure what that was about. Obviously something didn't work the way she wanted it to! DH is at the supermarket, so it wasn't him, and I was sitting here, so it wasn't me either. Oh well, I guess she'll get over it. Oh yes, here she comes out of her room now. The drama must be complete!
Well, must go and check dinner.
Posted 04 November 2008 - 08:22 PM
Deanne - there used to be a thread where we could all migrate to. I am not sure what happened to it. I think it was called graduates or something like that. Maybe I should try and find it so we can leave these poor pregnant mums in peace. But i do love hanging out with them. I did get your pm, thank you so much it was a great help.
Posted 04 November 2008 - 10:54 PM
Quickly ducking by to post a photo of my baby in her swimmers just after her first swim. Not the best photo because I took it on my mobile phone. She has her mother's thighs
we can leave these poor pregnant mums in peace. But i do love hanging out with them.I was thinking that - I love hanging out with them too. And considering that Alice was number last, I have to cling to the excitement and happiness of other pregnant mums. Leaving this group will just feel too final for me... Glad the PM helped.
Now for the picture of my full-thighed-bubba...
Edited because I still have placenta brain and can't type properly.
Edited by darnie, 04 November 2008 - 10:55 PM.
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